This was a great man. Unfortunately for us, he died recently, but thanks to the efforts of Lama Surya Das, et al, we can catch more than just a glimpse of this man's wisdom and power. Written from the perspective of teacher-teaching-student, it does have an amount of "dzogchen lingo," but any serious seeker would do well to learn some of these terms and fathom the realities they reference. It is said his teaching style was always one of very direct and personal exchange regarding matters of actual practice, and I think it is this more than anything else which comes through in this book. Very inspiring to the student of dzogchen, "the great perfection."
If you can get past some of the Tibetan words, which aren't excessive, you will find yourself refering back again and again to the messages, warmth, and clarity of the words. He touches your soul, opens your heart, and speaks a peace and hopefulness to your mind. Its like breathing fresh mountain air again. The title is says it all.